Department of Psychology/Graduate Programs/Clinical Psychology

Admissions Information

The Clinical specialization of the Department of Psychology is a two year full-time program. All students begin the program in the Fall Semester. The application deadline is February 15th to be considered for Fall admission. All applicants must provide the following in their completed application:

  1. Scores from the General Aptitude Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). While the program does not adhere to strict cutoff scores for admittance, successful applicants typically obtain scores of 500 or above for each subscale of the GRE.

  2. A solid foundation of psychology, as demonstrated by a 3.0 or higher GPA, in a psychology major or minor.

  3. A personal statement that describes the applicant’s interest in the field, career aspirations, and potential as a graduate student.

  4. Official transcripts from degree-granting and transfer institutions.

  5. Two letters of recommendation, one which should be from a professor of psychology or related field.

Applicants who did not major in psychology are encouraged to apply. For optimal consideration, non-psychology majors should have the following coursework completed by the time of anticipated enrollment: (a) Introductory Psychology, (b) Personality or Theories of Personality, (c) Abnormal Psychology, (d) Learning or Theories of Learning, (e) Basic statistics for the social sciences, and (f) Experimental Psychology.

After February 15 , the faculty will review the files and invite the strongest applicants to campus for interviews in late March or early April. Shortly after the interview process has been completed, applicants will be notified of the decision regarding admission into the Clinical program.

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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
Dept. of Psychology
2300 Chester Rm 158
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
2300 Chester
Room 158
Phone: 216-687-2544
Fax: 216.687.9294
psychology@csuohio.edu


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